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South Alabama vs Troy Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Jaguars vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: South Alabama Jaguars at Troy Trojans
- Where: Troy at Trojan Arena
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: South Alabama +3, SALA +130 | TROY -160 O/U 136.5
South Alabama will take the floor against the Trojans with an overall record of 11-13. So far, the Jaguars have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 5-8. For the season, South Alabama has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Jaguars being +3 point underdogs.
South Alabama’s leading scorer this season is Isaih Moore, who is averaging 18.96 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 25.92% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.35 rebounds per game and 4.57 assists. Kevin Samuel is the second leading scorer for the Jaguars, averaging 10.87 points per game. Between him and Samuel, they are accounting for 40.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Alabama this season, as they are currently ranked 186th in college basketball at 71.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaguars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 279th in the NCAA.
Through 25 games, the Troy Trojans have an overall record of 14-11. Currently, the Trojans have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 9-4. The Trojans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Troy has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 9-6.
Xavier Williams comes into today’s game as the Trojans’ leading scorer at 11.76 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Troy’s top rebounder at 6.36 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Christyon Eugene, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.88 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.9% of his shots and is adding 3.12 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Troy Trojans -3
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Troy Trojans to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Troy as a team is just 304th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Jaguars’ defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Trojans to come out on top and cover.